Average Midwest Pizza ... Enough Said
Fair at best for the US, they would not last a month in Italy or NYC. But hey, this is Lawrence ... Fugeddaboudit! Enough said.
The pizza is reasonably priced and they do not skimp on ingredients, but the taste of the sauce put me off a bit. Too sweet and, like most American pizzerias, too much of it. More pizza joints should follow the lead of the people who make pizza the best, the people of Naples (Italy, not Florida), and use only good crushed tomatoes as a sauce. Maybe a touch of salt, oregano, or basil for flavor, but that's it, nothing else. Everybody thinks they need to create a signature sauce for their pizzas and this sauce had too much sugar.
The service was fast and friendly and the place a bit of a dive, but what should we expect from a basement pizza joint? I like dives and I liked Rudy's "OK". I am actually being generous in my rating because I cannot fairly compare Rudy's or most other American pizzerias to the best pizza in the world, so I compare to "Midwest pizza" and in comparison, Rudy's is pretty "average".
CombatCritic Gives Rudy's Pizzeria 5 Bombs Out Of 10 ... More Bombs Are Better!